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This report provides a synthesis of discussions held at a UNESCO technical consultation on school-centred care and support in Southern Africa, held from 22 to 24 May 2007 in Gaborone, Botswana. The event brought together representatives from ministries of education, international and local NGOs and UNAIDS cosponsors. The report highlights a set of principles and the key elements needed to provide integrated care and support services for vulnerable children in schools.
The main thrust of the initiative has been the formation of school health clubs in secondary level schools throughout Guyana. These health clubs are intended to be a way for young people to be positively engaged in productive activities, learn about healthy behaviours and lifestyles, take responsibility for their own health and health promotion in their schools, and generate positive peer norms as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood. The intention is for every secondary level school in the country to have its own health club.
Education for health is a fundamental right of every child. Health is inextricably linked to educational achievement, quality of life, and economic productivity. By acquiring health-related knowledge, values, skills, and practices, children can be empowered to pursue a healthy life and to work as agents of change for the health of their communities. In order to achieve these goals, this report, an outcome of the WHO/UNESCO/UNICEF Consultation on strategies for implementing comprehensive school health education/Promotion programme, provides general principles and strategies to guide action.
This handbook on school health education and the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STDs is the first in a series of three documents designed for educational planners, educators and learners. Based on a participative methodology, this handbook discusses the main steps in curriculum planning. It also covers aspects of teacher training.
This document has been developed by The Partnership for Child Development in collaboration with other agencies, including UNICEF, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, WHO, USAID, PAHO and The World Bank. It has been field tested in five countries in Africa. The goal of the situation analysis described in this document is to guide the design and evaluation of school-based health and nutrition programmes. …
This paper is an update of the original survey that was carried out by Carmel Dolan in 1997 and completed in 1998. The current up-dated survey was conducted in preparation for a UN sub-committee on nutrition (ACC/SCN) meeting held in April 2000, where the subject of support to school aged children was discussed. Information was gathered in a similar way to the original survey, using telephone, email, post and use of agency/organisation web sites, annual reports and newsletters, over a three-month period from September 1999, by Celia Maier.
This document reviews the work of the Focusing Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH) programs. The FRESH partnership was developed by the World Bank, WHO, UNICEF and UNESCO in order to ensure that schools have adequtate hygiene and sanitation facilities together with all required nutrition services. This was in recognition of the fact that without proper health facilities, good education was at risk and virtually impossible.